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Students learn how artificial selection can be used to develop new dog breeds with characteristics that make the dogs capable of performing a desirable task.
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.
- Artificial selection provides a model for natural selection. (LS4.B)
- People selectively breed domesticated plants and animals to produce offspring with preferred characteristics. (LS4.B)
- Offspring inherit many traits from their parents, but are not identical to their parents. (LS3.B)
- Scientists use artificial selection as a model to learn about natural selection. (P2)